U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

North Dakota Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s Republican leaders are praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against the EPA. The court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. North Dakota was one of 20 states that petitioned with West Virginia. “North Dakota…

Hundreds of Waterways Added to List of Impaired Waters

About one-third of the waterways are impaired for recreational use.

MINNEAPOLIS–More than half of Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams don’t meet state pollution standards. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 581 waterways to its list of impaired waters in its biennial report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Wednesday. The 3,416 waterways represent 56% of the state’s waters. They have a range of problems, including excess mercury, bacteria,…